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I have plugged the USB lead into the pc processor for a recently purchased 160 GB portable hard drive but I don't know where to access it to save files to it. When I look in 'my computer' it isn't there. Should it be?

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Yaa, it should be in my computer.

  • Check out your portable HDD manual, How to use?
  • Check out if there is any power switch on your portable HDD. Some of external HDD have a switch.
  • If there is any one it must be in on position to use.

If any problem, Just Ask me...
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